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Subcutaneous

The term "cutaneous" refers to the skin. Subcutaneous means beneath, or under, all the layers of the skin. For example, a subcutaneous cyst is under the skin.

References

Gawkrodger DJ, Ardern-Jones MR. Microanatomy of the skin. In: Gawkrodger DJ, Ardern-Jones MR, eds. Dermatology: An Illustrated Colour Text. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2017:chap 1.

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    • Skin layers and needles

      Skin layers and needles - illustration

      A subcutaneous injection is administered under the skin.

      Skin layers and needles

      illustration

      • Skin layers and needles

        Skin layers and needles - illustration

        A subcutaneous injection is administered under the skin.

        Skin layers and needles

        illustration

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